Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Continues Efforts on Chinese Drywall, Takes Part in City of Doral Forum

Sep 11, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

MIAMI— Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) participated in a Chinese Drywall Informational Workshop yesterday hosted by the City of Doral.  The event took place at Doral Middle School and was hosted for concerned property owners, tenants and residents of the City, to provide them with information and assistance on the issue.  

“I thank the City of Doral for their leadership and efforts in coordinating this important forum, which provided assistance for hundreds of residents in District 25.

“This is an important issue that affects not only the residents of Southern Florida but also thousands of homeowners nationwide.  Contaminated Chinese drywall presents a serious health hazard of great concern and is resulting in homeowners walking away from their homes.  

“My priority is to keep our families safe and ensure that they can live in a sound and stable environment.  It is critical that we work together to address this problem swiftly to avoid devastating results in our communities and long-term effects on the health and wellbeing of our families,” said Diaz-Balart.  

Diaz-Balart has taken the lead in Congress alongside Rep. Robert Wexler of Broward, calling for federal funding to conduct investigations of contaminated Chinese drywall and established the Contaminated Chinese Drywall Caucus, introduced legislation, and passed amendments on the issue.   

According to City of Doral officials, as of this month, 65 properties in the City of Doral are suspected to have been affected by contaminated Chinese drywall.  The City continues to work with the Florida Department of Health to investigate further cases.  

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